Faculty & Staff
Syracuse University, Social Psychology
Dr. Scorpio is a social psychologist whose interests are focused on the impact of stereotyping and biases on social perception, judgment and decision making. She has studied the role of gender and racial biases on judgments in many different contexts. Of particular interest are the effects of gender stereotypes on perceptions of female leaders. Dr. Scorpio teaches Introductory Psychology and Research/ Statistics as well as courses in various areas of social psychology.
Teachers College, Columbia University, Developmental Psychology.
Dr. Ansary teaches courses in research methods as well as introductory statistics, both within a developmental psychology framework. Her broad research interests lie in examination of risk and protective factors associated with adolescent adjustment. In particular, she is currently interested in religiosity as a buffering factor among vulnerable adolescent populations.
Vanderbilt University, Developmental Psychology/Mental Retardation Research
Dr. Carlin specializes in the study of cognitive processing in those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He teaches courses in Developmental Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, and Statistics. His research focuses on visual and cognitive processing in those with mental retardation. His current emphasis is in applying this basic research to the design of alternative and augmentative communication devices.
Boston University, Developmental Psychology
Cara DiYanni's research and teaching interests center around early childhood development, particularly cognitive development in the early preschool into the early elementary school years. Even more specifically, her interest is in how/when/why children do/do not imitate, what they understand (an don't understand) about other people, and their (mis)understandings about deception and trickery.
- Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship &
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities [LEND] Training at Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology/ Developmental Psychology
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- M.A., Special Education/ Educational Therapy
California State University, Northridge, CA
Johns Hopkins University, Behavioral Neuroscience
Dr. Golski has a special interest in neural plasticity - the neurobiological basis of learning and memory and the means by which these processes are altered by development, drugs, hormonal variations, expectations and neuropsychological disorders.
Born and raised in Romania, I first came to the US by myself as a 15-year old foreign exchange student, an adventure that continues to this day. I discovered Psychology at Queens University, where I received my BA summa cum laude in three years. At age 22, armed with nothing but love for my field, I started graduate school at Princeton, where I got my PhD in four short but transformative years. I was thrilled to receive a teaching award and departmental nomination for a NY Academy of Sciences research prize.
University of Texas at Arlington; Experimental/Cognitive Psychology/Social Psychology/Psychology and Law
Dr. Heath is interested in topics in psychology and law such as eyewitness memory and juror decision-making.
I received my bachelors degree in psychology from Boston University (1983) and my masters (1987) and doctorate (1992) in Experimental Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington (Major: Cognitive Psychology; Minor: Social Psychology).
Univ. of New Hampshire; Child Development
Dr. Law is the department specialist in child development. She teaches Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of the Family and Advanced Developmental Psychology. She is chairperson of the Department.
I am a behavior analyst and the coordinator for the Master’s in Applied Psychology (MAP), Applied Behavior Analyst Concentration program. I teach Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, Principles of Learning, and Observational Methods and Functional Assessment for the MAP program.
I earned a B.S. in psychology from Stockton College in NJ in 1993, a M.S.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University in 2009. I have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2002.
Dr. Suler is the department specialist in psychotherapy and psychopathology. He has published widely on topics related to eastern philosophy, psychotherapy, and cyberspace, including the book “Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought” and his groundbreaking work “The Psychology of Cyberspace”, one of the first and most widely cited online hypertext books. His lifelong passion for photography and the role of images in identity expression has led him to develop “Photographic Psychology” as a way to study how people create, share, and react to images.
Binghamton University, Clinical Psychology
Dr. Thomas-Cottingham is a specialist in research on HIV prevention. She teaches behavior modification, abnormal psychology, and statistics and research design. She is co-advisor to Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.